PORTLAND, Ore., March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Business Valuation Resources (BVR) is excited to announce the release of the newly expanded "Comprehensive Guide to the Use and Application of Transaction Databases" guide that covers the differences between the most widely-used transaction databases used when applying the market approach and how to avoid common traps.
Transactional databases provide analysts and businesses of all kinds with a wealth of information about the prices of privately held companies. The newly expanded Guide to the Use and Application of Transaction Databases is a valuable desktop reference for anyone who relies on the market approach. Author Heidi Walker discusses several transaction databases including Pratt's Stats, BIZCOMPS, S&P Capital IQ, and many more. In addition, she analyzes rules of thumb, prior transactions, and other market indications of value.
"When determining the value of a particular company, transactional databases are one place analysts look to derive indications of the price at which buyers and sellers might converge," said Sarah Andersen, Publisher at Business Valuation Resources. "BVR is thrilled to publish Walker's expanded edition of this must-have guide on the use and application of transaction databases to assist in the valuation process. Any financial professional using the market approach should have this reference on his or her desk."
Highlights of the new edition include:
- Clear explanations of the differences between the most commonly used transaction databases - and how to avoid common traps
- Key concepts in applying valuation multiples, most notably invested capital versus equity (and related pricing multiples) and how each of the databases handles liabilities
- Thorough analysis of the most popular and well-regarded transaction databases
- User-friendly format allows easy comparison across databases
To learn more or request a review copy, please contact Sarah Andersen at (503) 291-7963 ext. 123 or [email protected].
Top business valuation firms depend on BVR for authoritative market data, continuing professional education, and expert opinion. Our customers include business appraisers, certified public accountants, M&A professionals, business brokers, lawyers and judges, private equity funds and venture capitalists, owners, and CFOs, among others. For more information, please visit www.bvresources.com.
About Heidi Walker
Heidi P. Walker, CPA, ASA, ABV, is a director in the Business Valuation and Litigation Support Group at Meyers, Harrison & Pia LLC, a leading provider of business valuation, litigation support, economic damages, and financial forensic investigations. She has performed valuations of business interests for a variety of purposes including, but not limited to, family law matters, estate and gift tax matters, shareholder litigation, business damages, buy-sell agreements, buying and selling businesses, employee stock ownership plans, and breach of contract. Ms. Walker has spoken both locally and nationally on a variety of business valuation topics and has contributed to numerous publications on the subject of business valuation. She is a member of the American Society of Appraisers, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Maine Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Sarah Andersen, Publisher
Business Valuation Resources, LLC
1000 SW Broadway, Suite 1200
Portland, Oregon 97205
Phone: (503) 291-7963 ext. 123
Email: [email protected]
SOURCE Business Valuation Resources